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Sugar worker killed by lightning strike at Wales estate

A 17-year-old sugar worker attached to the rodent control gang at the Wales sugar estate on the West Bank Demerara died early on Friday morning after being struck by lightning while in the sugar fields carrying out a rat baiting exercise. According to reports, the young man who has been identified as Kleim Roberts was […]

Son of Surinamese President arrested by U.S agents; facing extradition

The son of Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse was arrested Thursday by U.S agents in Panama and he is facing possible extradition to the United States on reported drug trafficking allegations and charges. Surinamese media reported on Friday that the U.S Authorities have informed the Surinamese Government, that the President’s son Dino Bouterse was arrested when […]

“Floating whore houses” a major challenge in Guyana -Rohee

Guyana’s Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee has declared that the Government of Guyana does not see trafficking in persons as a major problem facing Guyana although he admitted that the increase in prostitution in the interior mining districts is posing a serious challenge to local law enforcement. Speaking at a mining forum hosted by […]

No need for Inquiry into Education Sector -Luncheon

The Government does not believe there is a need for any  Commission of Inquiry to examine the state of the local education system. Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon on Thursday shot down a call by the Opposition Leader for a Commission of Inquiry to be launched to examine the local education sector. Mr. Granger last […]

Ituni residents block roads in protest of road condition

Residents of Ituni in Region 10 launched protest action on Thursday morning as they continue to complain about the condition of roads in the area. Some of the residents said they have been complaining for “too long” and are tired of being ignored. Persons travelling to and from Kwakwani and other areas have been affected […]

Elderly man charged with chainsaw operator murder

64 year old Charles Goodluck of Betsy Ground, East Canje, Berbice, was on Wednesday morning charged with murder committed on 39 year old Chandradat Hussain of Goed Bananen Land, East Canje.  According to the police, the elderly man appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Christianburg Magistrate Court where he was remanded to prison until […]

Timehri residents protest relocation plan

Several persons on Wednesday afternoon, protested outside a meeting hosted by the Ministry of Works to discuss the relocation of Timehri residents and to clear the way for the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The protesters claimed they were locked out of the meeting because they raised several concerns. The meeting went ahead […]

Education Ministry withdraws “no crisis” release

Less than an hour after issuing a press release stating that there was “no crisis” in the local education system, the Ministry of Education on Wednesday afternoon withdrew the entire statement claiming that it should not have been sent out as a Ministry of Education press release but rather as a letter to the press […]

“No Crisis in Education sector” -Manickchand

Minister of Education Priya Manickchand appears to be fighting back at suggestions from Opposition Leader David Granger that there is a crisis facing the local education sector and there ought to be a Commission of Inquiry to examine the problem and find results. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Minister of Education acknowledged that […]

Bilateral agenda set for visit of Venezuelan President

The agenda has been set for a one-day state visit of Venezuela’s new President, Nicolas Maduro who is scheduled to arrive in Guyana onSaturday, August 31. Following his arrival at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, President Maduro will meet his counterpart, President Donald Ramotar at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC), Liliendaal for a bilateral […]